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Sun 09.24.2017

Remembering the Future: Architecture at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair

AIA CES 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

When: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Where: Offsite AIANY Event   

Meet at the cafe in front of the Queens Museum

World’s Fairs offered the chance for architects to explore new concepts and technologies in order to create memorable, visceral experiences for a broad public. Structures designed for the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair were emblematic of a turbulent period for both architecture and society. Conceived at the dawn of the Space Age, the Fair opened as the country was coming to terms with civil rights and technological and social upheaval. At the World's Fair, Modern Architecture met Pop Art. Explore extant architecture from the ‘64/65 Fair, including Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion, Wallace Harrison’s Hall of Science, and modern sculpture by Peter Muller Monk, Donald, le Duc, Jose de Rivera, and others, while commemorating the 50th anniversary of that memorable, controversial exposition.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.

Guide: John Kriskiewicz, Assoc. AIA

Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

Price: $15 for AIA members and students with valid ID; $20 for general public

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AIANY and the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs. Walking tours endorse the initiatives of FitCity - promoting physical activity through design.

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